Pre-enrollment is held in March. Options for students include concurrent credit classes through DHS and EWC. Options for Seniors only include up to one block (incentive earned through ACT scores), internship, and others. Seniors are eligible to participate in Educational or Business Internships.  We try our best to give everyone their first preferences with regard to class selection, but because of conflicts, it is sometimes not possible to honor all requests.

There is an 8th grade evening devoted to informing parents and students about high school pre-enrollment. Department Heads are all present to speak about their class offerings, and Mr. Edwards also speaks about high school in general.

Recommended class sequences are as follows:


At Douglas High School, we realize that having future goals and developing a plan to reach them is important. A four-year educational guideline can assist students in visualizing the path they need to follow to reach their goals. Students might ask themselves what they plan to do after high school graduation, or what they would like to be ten years from now. With those questions in mind, they should list the high school course that will help them reach their goals. Listed below are the required classes. Together with electives the total equals 24 credits. Some electives not listed (Fine Arts) also have standards to be met. Please refer to the course description book for more information. For the class of 2020 Personal Finance will be a required class.

Grade 9

  1. English 9
  2. Earth Science
  3. Civics I and II
  4. Algebra I or Geometry
  5. Introduction to PE (One Semester)
  6. Elective (One Semester)
  7. Elective
  8. Elective (If college-bound, and in order to meet the Honor/Performance Hathaway requirements two years of any same foreign language is required prior to graduation.)

Grade 10

  1. English 10
  2. Biology
  3. A Social Studies Elective
  4. Geometry or Algebra II
  5. Health (One Semester)
  6. Computer Tech (One Semester)
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 11

  1. English 11 
  2. Early American History and Modern American History
  3. Chemistry or Environmental Science
  4. Algebra 2, Trig/Stats, or Math Standards
  5. Elective
  6. Elective 
  7. Elective

Grade 12

  1. Senior English or College English
  2. Electives for the rest of the time unless requirements need to be made up.
  3. Continuing concurrent credits is highly recommended.
  4. Upper levels of math and science are strongly encouraged if college-bound.
  • See eligibility criteria in the activity handbook.